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Smell still in clothes

I have the front loader Affinity Washer. We camp alot and I have small children who sometimes dont make it to the bathroom. The smoke smell and the other smell are not coming out of the clothes when I wash them. I have changed detergents, use a color bleach with no avail. Any suggestions?

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  • sperrone Jun 17, 2009

    Thank you, I will try that. Do you add it right in with clothes? I do also use Oxi Clean which does not seem to be helping.

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There is a filter just before the pump that you can clean out.
To do this:
PREREQUISITE: CAUTION UNPLUG WASHER BEFORE STARTING STEP 1 CAUTION!!!!!!!!
1. CAUTION UNPLUG WASHER BEFORE STARTING STEP 1
Take the back off (oval shaped piece, maybe 6 Philips head screws)
2. on the left (the rght looking from the front of the machine) take the flexible rubber pre molded tube off, it has 3 openings, 2 on top and one on bottom
3. Take the filter out of this pre molded tube and clean it taking notice of how it came out
4. Replace everything the opposite of how it was taken out

This should fix your problem, but you may wan to run one quick load with bleach only just to sanitize the area.

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Try adding baking soda to the wash. We have the same issues (son works on a dairy farm) and will on clothing resort to chlorine bleach even on colors in small amounts. Eric

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    Eric Duda Jun 17, 2009

    Oxiclean acts like a water softner and makes the soap more slippery. It is not a deodorizer. You would add the soda first then the clothes. Good luck... Eric

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